PayerHormone Blocker Sticker Shock — Again — As Patients Lose Cheaper Drug Option
There are two nearly identical drugs made by Endo Pharmaceuticals, both containing 50 milligrams of the hormone blocker histrelin. One...
Revenue CycleHospital Financial Assistance Transactions Up for the Third Year Running
TransUnion Healthcare has processed an increasing number of financial assistance transactions every year since it began tracking that data.
Revenue CycleFormer HHS Deputy Secretary Eric Hargan on Why Hospitals Should Comply with Price Transparency
"It's the people that recognize the shape of things to come and help participate in it ? who will have...
PayerHow Billing Turns a Routine Birth Into a High-Cost Emergency
A quick exam to evaluate labor in a small triage room can generate substantial charges.
PayerA COVID Test Costing More Than a Tesla? It Happened in Texas.
A Texas couple each had a COVID diagnostic PCR test at SignatureCare Emergency Center and were charged $56,384 owns across...
Revenue CycleHospital Price Transparency Needs Harsher Penalties, Uniform Data Reporting
According to an expert panel, CMS should increase the maximum penalty for noncompliance with the pricing rule from $300 per...
PayerJaw Surgery Takes a $27K Bite out of One Man's Budget
About three months after the surgery, Ely Bair was shocked to get the large hospital bill ? about $24,000 higher...
PayerHospital 'Trauma Centers' Charge Enormous Fees to Treat Minor Injuries and Send People Home
Tens of thousands of times a year, hospitals charge enormously expensive trauma alert fees for injuries so minor the patient...
MarketingDoctors Weigh Pros and Cons of Prescribing Hot-Button Alzheimer's Drug
Faced with criticism over insufficient guidance, the FDA has revised the drug's label to narrow its potential use.
MarketingDrugmakers' Spending on Stock, Dividends and Executive Pay Exceeds Research, Democrats Say
Contrary to pharmaceutical industry arguments that large profits fund extensive research, the major drug companies plow more of their billions...
PayerEffort to Decipher Hospital Prices Yields Key Finding: Don't Try It at Home
A series of columns by Bernard J. Wolfson addresses the challenges consumers face in California's healthcare landscape.
Covid-19Delta Variant Surges in Colorado as the Bands Play On
The CDC says Colorado is among the states with the highest proportion of the highly contagious delta variant.